1989 was the last full year of operation of this trackage between Cheboygan and Gaylord. In September 1990 service would end and the tracks would be removed a few months later. Winter operations w... (more)
D&M 381 on CG-2 skirts the shore on Mullet Lake on a warm July evening. A number of pleasure boaters are out enjoying the fine weather.
D&M 1280,381 highball south with 28 cars of paper from Cheboygan and lumber off the the Chief Wawatum connection. At the time CG-2 was to work at 6:30PM in Cheboygan with a normal departure a litt... (more)
D&M 381, brings a grain train off the saltline, getting ready to back into the yard at Durand, on a nice fall afternoon.
Gaylord was the center of my consulting career during this time, and my first month of encounters with the D&M were around Grayling-Gaylord-Alpena. Threatening skies herald the first significant s... (more)
Gaylord was the center of my consulting career during this time, and my first month of encounters with the D&M were around Grayling-Gaylord-Alpena. I had heard this guy on the radio, but went bli... (more)
D&M RS-2m 977 was rebuilt in 1977 with a new fuel tank and relocated battery boxes make it look like a RS-3.
Almost hidden by the trees from the road on the back side of the engine.
It was a bitterly cold day when this photo was taken. Five minutes earlier was a brief blinding snowfall, which had moved off over the Straits of Mackinac.
Westbound train leaves Alpena for the Paxton shale quarry seven miles distant. Line was torn out in the late 1990's.
Southbound freight has just braved the snows of Vanderbilt Hill north of Gaylord.
Plowing steep snow, daily Detroit & Mackinac freight battles the north end of Vanderbilt Hill on the ex-NYC Mackinaw Division.
D&M RS-3u 975 works the north end of the Bay City yard.
Built in 1946 D&M S-1 646 takes a break from switching hopper cars at D&M's parent company's Big Cut quarry.
D&M RS-2 481 in a light snow.